I’ve been watching the news about the World Trade Center attacks all morning. I’m completely in shock, alternating between shaking and numbness. Both buildings are gone. It feels like an amputation.
The city is incredibly quiet. Occasionally sirens will go by or be heard in the distance. Crowds of people are walking up my street away from where the towers were. Some are listening to radios, other are stopping and hugging others. Faces are calm, some people are hurrying, others are biting their nails or hunching their shoulders.
The phones are out, if anyone needs to reach us, use AOL IM.